Special guest ANDREA ROSATELLI • bass VALTER SACRIPANTI • drums
Paul Gilbert is known for his speedy style, alternative picking method and unique string skipping technique. It is clear from any reading you do about Gilbert, that instead of being concerned only about the technical aspects of guitar, he sincerely believes that playing guitar is fun. So many musicians find it a drudgery to practice their instruments and it really holds them back from developing the passion and spirit that they need to be a truly great artist. One look at Gilbert’s website, and you will immediately notice that Gilbert loves playing guitar, never takes himself too seriously, and gets a kick out of the rock guitar scene. Gilbert’s attitude is undoubtedly one of the reasons that he was named #4 on Guitar One’s list of “Top Shredders of All Time”.
Paul Gilbert was born on the 6th November 1966 in Carbondale, Illinois. Formerly in the band ‘’Mr Big’’ which disbanded in 1996 he has pursued a successful career as a solo guitarist and has proven to be successful in this field. Currently nowadays he’s back in action playing lead guitar with the reformed 90’s hard rock group ‘’Racer X’’.
He started guitar at the age of 5, but gave up soon after being frustrated just learning nursery rhymes. Around the age of 11 he took up the instrument again, but with a totally naïve knowledge of technique he played with only upstrokes, and fretted notes with only his middle finger! Frustrated after trying to play metal songs and failing, he decided to get a teacher which did correct his errors.
Now with his technique corrected he continued to practise excessively, and, by the age of 15 he was not only touring local clubs with his band ‘’Tau Zero’’ but was even spotlighted in guitar player magazine alongside fellow up-and-comer Yngwie J Malmsteen.
Onto his influences, Paul has a wide range of them Including Kiss, Van Halen and Judas Priest being his main rock ones. Also, surprisingly for a shredder, he was into punk act The Ramones and has also confessed that he is a fan of Green Day. Gilbert composes music in a wide variety of styles including rock, pop, metal, blues, jazz, funk and classical, but is best known for his breakneck speed playing.
Participants are invited to bring their own instrument and to prepare specific questions for Gilbert who will be available for about an hour after the clinic for pictures and autographs.
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DURATION • 2 HOURS (5,00 – 9,00 p.m.)
WHERE • Auditorium Gazzoli – via del Teatro Romano 16, Terni
REGISTRATION FEE • € 30,00
TICKETS FOR SALE:
New Sinfony: galleria del Corso 12, Terni
(toll number: 895 9697911)
With an additional cost of € 3.00, you can pick up a certificate of attendance signed by Paul Gilbert.
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